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What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,351
United States Rank #10,906
Reach 0.0201%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.24 days
390.60 days >
Average installed length: 205.23 days


VersionDistribution 3.78% 0.25%

Webshots Desktop

What is Webshots Desktop?

The Webshots Desktop displays stunning professional photos as your screensaver and wallpaper, and provides innovative tools for sharing your personal photos on the web. It's easy to upload, store and share photos on your personal Webshots homepage, and you can then add your personal photos, plus millions more from the Webshots website, to your screensaver and wallpaper. Webshots Desktop features download thousands of professional photos, easily upload and share your personal photos online, and create customized photo wallpaper and screensavers.


The most common release is, with over 4% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named launcher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 8.8 MB (9,227,378 bytes). The installed file wsaxupdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ag.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Webshots
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\AGI\common\bootstrapper.exe" -uninstall"\"C:/Program Files/AGI/Python25\pythonw.exe\" \"C:\Program Files\AGI\common\pyagcore\install
Estimated size: 8.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Webshots Desktop

Program executable:launcher.exe
Name:The Webshots Desktop Launcher
Webshots Photo Manager Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\webshots\launcher.exe
Additional files:
  • WSVersionATX.ocx - WSVersionATX ActiveX Control Module
  • wsaxcontrol.ocx (by Webshots.com) - Multiple Media Uploader (Webshots Multiple Media Uploader - Container)
  • wsaxmediauploader.ocx (by Webshots.com) - Webshots Multiple Media Uploader - Client
  • wsaxupdater.dll - Webshots Multiple Media Uploader - Updater
  • wsaxupdater.exe - Webshots Uploader - Updater admin broker
  • Webshots.dll - The Webshots Desktop (Webshots Photo Manager)
  • ToolbarUninstall.exe - WSToolbar4IE Module (WSToolbar4IE Uninstaller)
  • WSToolbar4IE.dll
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • WSToolbar4IE.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Webshots Toolbar' with the class of {C17590D2-ECB4-4b15-8820-F58798DCC118}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • WSToolbar4IE.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'Webshots Toolbar' with a class of {C17590D2-ECB4-4B15-8820-F58798DCC118}.
Scheduled Task
  • Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FDE562AF-0E11-458B-ADD5-D01B3311164D}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Webshots\Launcher.exe'.

How do I remove Webshots Desktop?

You can uninstall Webshots Desktop from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Webshots Desktop, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Webshots Desktop.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Webshots Desktop you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win Vista 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 39.80%
Windows 10 24.94%
Windows Vista 18.89%
Windows XP 15.87%
Windows Server 2003 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.39%
Windows 7 Professional 9.62%
Windows 10 Home 9.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.62%
  Canada 5.14%
  Italy 3.05%
  France 2.67%
  Australia 2.67%
  Brazil 1.52%
  Colombia 1.52%
  South Africa 1.14%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Germany 1.14%
  Greece 0.95%
  IQ 0.95%
  Israel 0.95%
  BG 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.99%
Hewlett-Packard 25.21%
Acer 12.18%
Toshiba 5.88%
Intel 4.20%
American Megatrends 3.36%
ASUS 2.94%
Lenovo 2.10%
Sahara 1.68%
Samsung 1.26%
Medion 0.84%
Common models
Dell Dell XPS420 3.68%
Dell Vostro 230 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.94%
Dell XPS 8700 2.21%
Dell Inspiron 531s 2.21%
Acer Aspire 4750 2.21%


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